Updated: Aug 4, 2021
If someone repeats a lie, it does not make it true. But if someone repeats the same lie continuously, you might just begin to believe the lie.
Does it matter if we believe in a lie? It might depend. If the lie is benign, it might not pose an immediate problem. If the lie is not benign, it may confuse us into doing something that is not for our better interest
Here’s an example. Santa Clause. The magical, jolly, white-bearded man that flies on a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer once a year to deliver gifts to all good children. Yep. This is a lie. It is a story that some tell to children, increasing the magic of their life, (and helping kids to be more ‘nice’ than ‘naughty’, saving much sanity for their parents). This is probably not a dangerous lie as it can increase joy and wonder for many people.
When the lie is no longer-benign, it might put you into a dangerous situation. For instance, if you are told by the car mechanic that he replaced your worn outbreaks in your car, when he actually didn’t, the life of you and your family may now be put in harm's way the next time you drive.
An accidental lie of truth might be forgivable. Each one of us lives different lives, and we’ve seen and learned different things, some of them not being quite right. If you’ve ever seen someone accidentally share what they thought was a fact, but they had it ‘just a little bit backwards’, then it might not be a problem. It would be even less of a problem if they learned about it and tried to correct what they shared.
A lie that is intentionally given to you with the goal of getting you to do something that is not in your best interest, is an enemy. Those wielding the lies can manipulate you and directly threaten your rights of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness, foundations of who we are. When lies attack these foundations, they are weapons against you, your family, and our country.
It is important to see the lies, and especially the dangerous and the intentional lies, that are come against you. When you can better see their oncoming attacks, you can better react and protect yourself and those around you from the harm they may cause. You can make your life and your community a safer place.
When you better see more of lies that are presented to you, you can help to protect yourself and your family and will be better able to make our world a safer place.
You will be helping to Make Truth Matter Again.